you can all get off my back now. you know who you are…were i mean because you’re all off now. thank you.
and now you’re thinking “what’s the big honkin’ deal” right? well let me tell you. this here quilt. yes this one that is COMPLETELY finished…..borders binding and label (ok no label but that’s how i roll)…..yes, this quilt is kaiden’s birth quilt. i KNOW! yes, he’s already (several months ago) had his 2nd birthday. and you’re all tisk tisk tisking me because, well, because well i am a quilter. and how could this poor child go 2 years (24 months) plus without a birth quilt. i’ll tell you. just because. just because i am the nana and i say so.
anyway, kaiden’s quilt is done. 🙂 horray. sisboomba.
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pattern is by kaffe fasset. the man loves templates. and i don’t. so i bought his book (one of many actually), and looked at the pattern, and figured out how to make it using a rotary cutting method. and a liberal amount of fudging. some of the fabrics are his dots which i combined with hand dyed fabric by ME! (and a few by janet myers because i didn’t have enuf greens and she had gobs).
i couldn’t decide on the border fabric so i used both. i like it. mitered corners even! a little pizzaz if you will.
the backing fabric is by starr designs. quilting thread on backing is a variegated by signature (yellow, orange and green).
quilting was a bit out of my comfort range…..i’m much more freehand, swirly, loosey goosey style. this quilt just kept yapping at me. so i caved and did ruler work. ugh.
i quilted 2 of the borders in a chevron style and the remaining 2 borders in piano keys.
and lookie here. i did the binding by machine. yes i did. i watched judy l’s video and tried it and i stunk it up. looked so dang easy on the video. i really need to find a method that works for me. so i tried another way (not original). this time i sewed the binding to the back of the quilt, and did a fancy little stitch on the front. it’s okay. not fab. i think the key for me will be to use the same fabric for the border, backing and binding and top all that off with a matching thread. but since that wasn’t the case this time, i decided to make the stitching stand out and used the variegated thread again.
good enuf for the boys i go with.
i’m working on another binding right now (who would guess that the outdoor QUILTS AND VINES show is in a couple weeks?!?). it’s working pretty good. by no means is this method fast for me. i’m pinning about every 1-2 inches. but my hands are not in pain when i get done so it’s a good thing martha.